Does this make sense to anyone?
I was looking for wisteria and came across an online source I"m not familiar with. (bloom river).
I sent them an email asking them if they had any wisteria trees (standards) and I also asked them what was the reason for 99% of their wisteria being grafted (they had many different types and almost everyone of them was grafted).
Now I know why we have grafted roses, but wisteria is so "weed-like" that I was wondering why it would need to be grafted. Here is their response to me:
"Except for the Wisteria sinensis, which we do from cuttings, all are grafted to assure 2 things. 1) Grafting assures that the cultivar name remains true (think of it as the "blood" line. and 2) Grafted wisterias bloom much sooner than other forms of propagation"
The first part of this response makes no sense to me. Does anyone get it?
I guess I should have asked what they are grafted onto.